Re: Angry at my surveyor....
In all fairness, the surveyors aren't regulated any any kind of license or common standards, so they probably have to lean towards the more "harsh sounding" and "serious" words, in order to protect their own a$$ should you have a serious problem and come back to him. It's like conservative reporting. They can say "Well I told you so" rather than "Well, remember, we talked about that 2 years ago, kind of, but I should've emphasized the risk you were taking by not fixing it"
If a surveyor gets a reputation for giving every boat a simple pass, it would eventually lead to trouble.
But, those things (with the exception of the soft wood) are all pretty minor and if you can do them (I would suggest NOT paying somebody else) and show your insurance company they were completed ASAP then that will make them happy.
Good luck! I don't think you need to worry as much as you have been. You should see some of other peoples surveys!
1985 Catalina 30 Std Rig "A Cenoura"